Chapter

The Charter

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129260
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0023
The Charter

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This chapter focuses on the charter of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It explains that the report of the Crawford Committee was published on March 5, 1926 and on July 14 the Postmaster-General officially announced that its main recommendations were accepted by the government. It describes the press and parliamentary reactions to the report and suggests that the views in the press were more critical of the Post Office than of the BBC.

Keywords: charter; Crawford Committee; press reaction; parliamentary reaction

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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